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Reader takes issue with writer’s position

It never fails with Phil Banker and those who love to take cursory searches and believe their hastily derived interpretations to be settled absolutes. Just as long as their emotions are satiated, they’re good to go on the warpath against reason. “You never want a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by […]

Polyguard President thanks ESB

On behalf of the employee owners at Polyguard, we would like to thank Ennis State Bank for being a valuable partner and looking out for our financial security. The personal attention they give us as a customer is why we trust them with all of our banking needs. Polyguard was recently the target of a […]

The meaning of transparency

For about the last six months we have been hearing a lot from the Commissioners Court about more transparency. I am all about more transparency. In fact, the Sheriff provides weekly articles to the newspaper so that you, the public, can be more informed about the workings of your Sheriff’s Office. However, talking about it […]

Commissioners Court needs evening meetings

I am strongly in favor of having evening meetings of the county commissioners court. Most other government and school board meetings are held in the evening. Most are held at 7 p.m. Thank you, Paul Perry, for bringing this issue to the attention of the public. As a precinct chairman, I will be surveying my […]

Big government Republicans and the August recess

’Tis the season for Congress to come home and face their employers (aka constituents). Many will not have town hall meetings, but here in the Sixth District of Texas we will have the opportunity to see our career politician Joe Barton in as many as nine different locations. Last week he held a couple in […]

Musings on our past

Bring back the 1950s. What ever the city used then, grounded the mosquitoes. As a kid, it was known as the fogging machine. The fog was so thick that you couldn’t see anything. As kids it was part of the summer fun to chase the fogging truck down the back alleys and streets as it […]

Downtown is the priority here, not golf

Is the city of Ennis seriously considering spending $300,000, plus thousands more for an amenity (golf course or park) when the necessities of its downtown economic base are literally crumbling down? If the city commission, mayor, city manager, and economic development commission/board were sincere about the economic survivability of Ennis, they would be steering its […]

PolkaWorks crew praises Ennis, National Polka Festival

The crew of PolkaWorks wants to acknowledge the community of Ennis for exhibiting amazing Texas Czech pride. We were there to capture video and photography for a traveling exhibit, “Texas Czechs: Rooted in Tradition,” that is currently in production and will tour throughout Texas over the next three years. We gathered interviews and images, yet […]

Thefts don’t seem to be addressed

My complaint against our fair city is of a different nature. Over the last three years I have been a victim of theft on five different occasions. One Sunday I went to a local grocery store for fried chicken and as I paid I left my wallet on the little shelf for check writing. As […]

Clarifying opposition to golf course proposal

  I am writing to take issue with your caption of my “NO BAIL OUT” sign on your front page today. You misrepresented my position regarding the city’s plans to use tax dollars to purchase the golf course and convert it into a park. I want to clarify that my opposition to the plan is […]

Think about Fair Tax

Congress claims they have to avoid going “over the cliff” financially while they continue to kick the can down the road. What a joke. Please publish my letter so your readers can become aware of the real solution to this financial crisis. The 100-year-old income tax is an abysmal failure. It is unfair and the only ones […]

Support appreciated

The families of Scot and Cynthia Ramsey and Edward and Susan Ramsey wish to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Todd Gray, Bro. Dick Moody and the Young at Heart Sunday School class at Tabernacle Baptist Church for ministering to our family in our time of sorrow with spiritual support and for the wonderful meal […]

Why the Supreme Court needs a collie

Nine men and women in black robes are deciding the very future and structure of our great nation as they rule on the constitutionality of that infamous law know to us commoners as “Obamacare.” I would feel so much more optimistic about a positive judicial outcome if the bench was vacated by the current judges […]

More parenting, more understanding, less sorrow

A young man sat alone, reflecting on the miserable events of his day. Two pieces of paper rested face up on the cheap, glass topped coffee table in front of him. One was a severance check; the other his draft lottery number. The descendant of a poor family, he had been working his way through […]

A very good chance of winning

Republicans have a very good chance of winning the White House, the United States Senate, and maintaining a majority in the United States House later this year. The conventional wisdom inside the Beltway is that the President will easily win re-election … and they’re smug about it, too! This election cycle is very different in […]

Budget woes illustrate a fundamental lack of real experience

The thoughts of a humble cattleman. I saw in the newspaper a while back that we, the citizens of the United States of America, are going into debt another $1.2 trillion this year. Further, the article stated that our total debt will now exceed $15 trillion by the end of this year. Now, I believe […]

The thoughts of a humble cattleman

The wife and I were sitting at the kitchen table tonight just after sunset discussing with some wonderment the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 just signed into law by the President.

Don’t forget South Elm Street

I have read the responses that others have said about the condition of their streets, especially Ward Four. I live in Ward One, and I also would suggest that those responsible for making decisions about the repair should drive down South Elm Street. Ever since I’ve lived there, I’ve had to pull over to let […]

Make sure to get out and vote

Go above and beyond the call of duty to help our veterans. Get out and vote. This program is a very challenging and important program that has been underreported in years past. Legislators are very concerned about what people in their areas want and think. We should maintain contact with our officials at every level. […]

Ellis County GOP Executive Committee will be historic

On Nov. 1, the Ellis County GOP Executive Committee will hold their monthly meeting. This night will be historic in the sense that County Judge, Carol Bush, will be present to report the reasoning behind the recent county tax increase voted on by the Commissioner’s Court. There has been a motion to censure the court […]

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